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10 daily portions of fruit and vegetables can prolong life

Researchers have said that eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables daily can have life prolonging effects.

The research was done by the Imperial College of London have concluded that by following such a diet almost 7.8 million premature deaths annually. 233 more words


Average life expectancy to pass 90 by 2030

A study from the World Health Organisation and Imperial college London has found that average life expectancy will reach over 90 years by 2030.

South Korean women will be the first to reach the average of over 90. 150 more words


North Korean diplomat suspected in Kim Jong-nam killing

There have been significant developments regarding the inquest into the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

Malaysian police have nameed a senior embassy official they intend to question in connection with the murder. 529 more words


NRAI gets highest WHO ratings

India’s vaccine regulatory body NRAI (National Regulatory Authority of India) was given the maximum ratings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for vaccine regulations.

The ratings were given by WHO after completing the assessment of the status of the NRAI system against WHO NRA Global Bench-marking Tool and measured the maturity of the system in India.India, as a large vaccine producing country, is currently supplying several vaccines to the United Nations agencies (UNICEF, WHO and PAHO). 151 more words

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Onitsha in Nigeria Holds the Title for the Worst Air Pollution in the World

PM10’s are coarse dust particles between 10 and 2.5 micrometres in diameter. Sources include dust storms, gases emitted by vehicles, all types of combustion, and industrial activities such as cement manufacturing, construction, mining and smelting. 135 more words

Smoke, mirrors, statistics, damned lies?

Benjamin Disraeli said: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Then we have “smoke and mirrors”, leading us implicitly to believe something is true when in fact it isn’t. 232 more words

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February 2017 Updates on Maternity Referral Centre, Takum LGA, Taraba State Maternal Health In Taraba State; Going Beyond Infrastructure Issue No 224

The maternal health crisis in Nigeria is a long standing challenge, requiring a holistic intervention strategy.

According to a United Nation’s report, Nigeria loses about 2,300 under-five year olds and 145 women of childbearing age every day. 352 more words